Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
At Horsenden Primary School, we recognise that all children are individuals and not everyone learns at the same pace. All children may experience some difficulties in learning from time to time during their school life. At Horsenden we aim to provide equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum for all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
As a school we place enormous emphasis on early identification of pupils with additional needs, ensuring that all pupils are given the best opportunity to access the differentiated curriculum. All our teaching staff are involved in the learning and development of pupils with SEND. The first step in supporting all pupils, including those with SEND, is high quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils. When a child is not making expected progress or is identified with an additional need, the class teacher or the Special Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) will speak to the parents. Parents and carers are involved at all stages and are part of the discussions and decisions about the support for their child.
We will make reasonable adjustments to help them overcome their difficulties and ensure that they engage in all activities alongside pupils who do not have SEND. At times this may include some additional support. This support may take place in the classroom, in a small group or on an individual basis. We will then continue to closely monitor the child’s progress by placing them on the special needs register. We may also carry out additional assessments to understand the child’s needs. In some cases we may feel we need to seek further advice from outside agencies such the speech and language therapist, the occupational therapist or the educational psychologist.
All Ealing Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible. The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
Mrs J Yates - SENDCO
Mrs S Bradley - Assistant Head for Inclusion
Both Mrs Yates and Mrs Bradley can be contacted via the school office on 020 8422 5985, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and consistently review information regarding services available to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is called the Local Offer
You can access the Ealing Borough Local Offer here.
You can also access the Ealing Families Directory